Jealous of your friends, teammates, enemies' player icons? Changing your player icon is very easy. To put it simply, you need to head to the customization tab in your Career Profile, select your desired player icon, and equip it. For a detailed explanation:
Open your Career Profile
Open up your Career profile by clicking on the Career Profile button. You can also open it by selecting your banner in the top right of the menu and selecting Career Profile, or by pressing the menu button in the bottom right (or using your Escape Key), and then selecting the Career Profile option.
Go to the Customization Tab
Once you have reached the Career Profile, go to the Customization tab on the right.
Choose and equip your Player Icon
Here in the Customization tab you have all your player icons and more. You can filter by hero or by how new the player icon is. You can filter player icons by event, and you can check only all the ones you own, or don't own. After you have found that perfect icon, select it and equip it. Your player icons in the menus should change, and a green tick will appear on the top right of the chosen icon.
This tab can also be used to change name cards, and player titles.
How do I get Player Icons?
Through the Battle Pass
The Battle Pass offers many icons as free or premium rewards. Play games and complete challenges to level it up and receive these icons. Season 2 of Overwatch 2 offers 4 player icons for free, including a funky icon, a Soldier: 76 skin icon, and a Pachimari based on the new Ramattra skin.
Through Lifetime Hero Challenges
To get to this tab, follow these steps:
- Go to the Challenges option in the menu.
- Go to the Hero tab in the Challenges screen.
- Click on the Icons button under the Rewards tab, in the Hero screen.
Now you can see all the icons you can get by winning games as a certain character. Winning 5 games will reward you with an icon of the character, for example Ana. Winning 20 games will give you an icon of a symbol of them, for example Mercy's angel wings, or Sombra's hacking logo.